NATCHITOCHES, La. – The Louisiana State Museum System wants to invite those LSU fans driving on I-49 to Dallas for the team’s season opening football game on Aug. 31 with TCU to stop in Natchitoches on the way to or from to see the brand new $23 million Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum on historic Front Street.
The museum opened to the public on July 2 following the annual induction ceremonies for the Hall of Fame. In the 2013 class from LSU were basketball icon Shaquille O’Neal and football stars Tommy Hodson and Kevin Mawae.
A total of 72 stars from LSU in several different sports from boxing to track and field, basketball, baseball and football are showcased in many spots in the new building.
To get to the Hall of Fame take the Natchitoches exit off I-49 and once in the city follow the directions to downtown Natchitoches and the building is located on 800 Front Street in the traffic circle.
The building will be open on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for those traveling to Dallas that day and on Sunday, when returning from the game, from 1-5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for students, military and seniors. Those 12 and under admitted free of charge. The museum will be closed on Friday because of an administrative closure.
For more information on the Hall go to Lasportshall.com or Louisianatravel.com.